It’s not often that while watching a congressional hearing on television a French expression pops into my mind. But the appearance of President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, before a House committee last week sent me, as a veteran of Watergate, to the dictionary to look up “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
Mr. Cohen’s testimony took me back to the summer of 1973, when I was moving to Washington to become NBC’s White House correspondent. Specifically, to the testimony of a former White House counsel, John Dean, and his description of President Richard Nixon’s knowledge of the Watergate affair. Mr. Dean, like Mr. Cohen, had once been a confidant of a vindictive president who turned on him.
The memory brought to mind the many parallels between the two presidents.
There are their top aides lost to scandal. For Mr. Nixon: H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, John Mitchell, Egil Krogh, Dwight Chapin, Jeb Stuart Magruder, Charles Colson and other lesser members of the team who were caught up in the Watergate scandal. For Mr. Trump: Michael Flynn, Tom Price, Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke, who were forced out in scandal — not to mention a long list, sure to grow yet longer, of people who have resigned in shame or out of disgust.
There are the odd bedfellow celebrity allies. Mr. Nixon was famously befriended by Elvis Presley, who wanted to help in the war on drugs. Mr. Trump welcomed the rapper Kanye West to the White House, where they talked about prison reform, running shoes and the power of Make America Great Again caps.
Tax issues plague Mr. Trump as they did Mr. Nixon. After Mr. Nixon reported he paid less than ,600 in total federal taxes in 1970 and 1971, when his annual salary was about 0,000, he had a tortured explanation and famously said, “I am not a crook!” Eventually he wrote big checks for what he should have paid.
Mr. Trump’s income tax returns remain a mystery. We have no accurate idea of the financial conflicts between his job as president and his continuing connection to his company’s global network of real estate holdings, hotels and resorts. The Times has also reported that he engaged in “dubious” tax practices that may have included fraud. And during his testimony on Capitol Hill last week, Mr. Cohen said Mr. Trump on a number of occasions underreported his earnings to avoid paying taxes.
And like Mr. Trump, Mr. Nixon hated the press.
We’ve seen on a weekly basis how Mr. Trump labels critical reporting “fake news” and belittles reporters and news organizations as “enemies of the people.” When Mr. Nixon lost the White House to John Kennedy in 1960 and then lost the California governor’s race two years later, he called a news conference and angrily announced, “You won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore!” As president, he ordered investigations of prominent journalists and placed others on an enemies list.
Yet for all their similarities, the two men had important differences.
Mr. Nixon was a globalist who saw opportunities to effect great change. With Henry Kissinger, he initiated the reopening of relations with China and détente with Russia, and wound down the war in Vietnam. He ended the draft and made military service voluntary. In the midst of Watergate in 1973, the president and Mr. Kissinger organized a daring military relief movement for Israel when it was not prepared for an attack by Egypt and Syria, backed by Russia.
Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel was so grateful, she referred to Mr. Nixon as “my president.”
At home, Mr. Nixon got Congress to approve a 0 million war on cancer and created the Environmental Protection Agency, a move that still rankles many conservatives. And he filled his cabinet with Republican notables, including George Shultz, Caspar Weinberger, Pete Peterson, Elliot Richardson, Melvin Laird and James Schlesinger.
As for President Trump, his foreign policy appears to be a day-to-day proposition with heavy emphasis on controlling refugees at the southern border. He’s tougher on longstanding European allies than on, say, Saudi Arabia or even President Vladimir Putin of Russia. He has had success with China on tariffs but says little about China’s ambitions for new routes to the Middle East. His warm words for North Korea’s notorious dictator, Kim Jong-un, did him little good at their recent summit, which broke down almost immediately.
On the domestic front, he delivered tax cuts with the help of the Republican-controlled Congress but failed to get that same Congress to go along with his promised public-works program or to repeal Obamacare.
Richard Nixon and Donald Trump arrived at the White House from entirely different personal and political experiences. But they may share a common fate. The work of the Watergate special prosecutor helped cut short Mr. Nixon’s presidency.
Will the special counsel, Robert Mueller, do the same to Mr. Trump?
Tom Brokaw, a special correspondent for NBC News, is the author, most recently, of “A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope.”
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2017东方心经046期“【那】【他】【们】【人】【去】【哪】【里】【了】？” “【当】【然】【是】【去】【找】【晋】【级】【的】【机】【缘】【了】，【现】【在】【咱】【们】【这】【片】【人】【类】【聚】【居】【区】【的】【大】【乘】【修】【士】【没】【有】【千】【也】【有】【百】。” “【这】【么】【多】。” “【多】【也】【没】【用】，【万】【个】【里】【边】【也】【不】【见】【得】【呈】【现】【个】【渡】【劫】【期】【修】【士】。【几】【万】【年】【人】【类】【聚】【居】【区】【才】【干】【呈】【现】【个】【渡】【劫】【期】【修】【士】【的】，【这】【期】【间】【不】【知】【道】【多】【少】【大】【乘】【期】【修】【士】【饮】【恨】【埋】【骨】【与】【地】【下】。【我】【也】【成】【为】【大】【乘】【期】【修】【士】【有】【年】【初】【了】
【因】【为】【青】【黎】【听】【娘】【曾】【经】【说】【过】，【那】【颗】【老】【树】【是】【二】【爷】【爷】【在】【爹】【爹】【出】【生】【的】【时】【候】【中】【下】【的】，【那】【时】【他】【希】【望】【这】【棵】【槐】【树】【可】【以】【替】【爹】【爹】【受】【尽】【世】【间】【的】【风】【雨】，【也】【希】【望】【爹】【爹】【可】【以】【如】【这】【槐】【树】【般】【茂】【然】【成】【荫】，【庇】【护】【这】【硕】【大】【的】【庄】【园】。 【此】【刻】【的】【青】【黎】【靠】【在】【门】【框】【上】，【呆】【呆】【地】【看】【着】【这】【颗】【老】【槐】【树】，【心】【里】【却】【再】【也】【不】【觉】【得】【它】【烦】。 【风】【扯】【树】【冠】，【雨】【打】【枝】【叶】。 【青】【黎】【却】【渐】【渐】【听】【的】【痴】【了】
【陆】【冉】【坐】【在】【办】【公】【室】【内】【看】【着】【那】【排】【行】【第】【一】【的】【热】【搜】，【脸】【色】【难】【看】【的】【很】。 【因】【为】【唐】【卿】【悦】【的】【言】【语】，【现】【在】【更】【甚】【至】【有】【人】【跑】【到】【她】【的】【微】【博】【底】【下】【去】【骂】【她】，【更】【甚】【至】【去】【私】【信】【骂】【她】，【无】【非】【就】【是】【骂】【她】【小】【三】，【骂】【她】【插】【足】【于】【闻】【玄】【钦】【和】【唐】【卿】【悦】【的】【感】【情】。 【陆】【冉】【简】【直】【是】【要】【服】【了】【唐】【卿】【悦】【这】【个】【女】【人】【了】，【明】【明】【当】【初】【和】【闻】【玄】【钦】【订】【婚】【约】【的】【是】【自】【己】【好】【嘛】，【现】【在】【名】【正】【言】【顺】【的】【闻】【太】【太】
【殿】【外】，【张】【宇】【来】【回】【踱】【步】，【焦】【急】【地】【望】【着】【殿】【内】，【那】【里】【面】【传】【来】【武】【曌】【的】【叫】【喊】【声】，【每】【叫】【一】【声】，【都】【让】【张】【宇】【的】【心】【一】【颤】，【牵】【挂】【武】【曌】【和】【胎】【儿】【的】【安】【危】。 【此】【时】，【整】【个】【皇】【宫】【高】【度】【戒】【备】，【千】【牛】【卫】【和】【金】【麟】【卫】【已】【经】【封】【锁】【皇】【城】，【不】【让】【任】【何】【人】【出】【入】，【此】【举】【引】【起】【了】【不】【小】【恐】【慌】，【又】【以】【为】【有】【刺】【客】【来】【袭】，【后】【经】【询】【问】，【才】【知】【道】【是】【武】【曌】【生】【产】。【消】【息】【一】【传】【出】，【立】【即】【如】【飓】【风】【席】【卷】2017东方心经046期“【既】【然】【是】【朋】【友】【了】，【我】【想】【认】【真】【的】【问】【一】【句】，【你】【一】【定】【要】【说】【实】【话】。” “【好】【啊】，【你】【问】。”【挨】【着】【陈】【建】【南】【坐】【下】，【曼】【丽】【看】【着】【蒋】【阔】，【好】【奇】【这】【个】【男】【人】【要】【问】【她】【什】【么】【问】【题】，【好】【像】【还】【挺】【严】【肃】【的】。 【陈】【建】【南】【拿】【着】【干】【净】【的】【酒】【杯】，【给】【曼】【丽】【倒】【上】【一】【杯】【红】【酒】，【自】【己】【在】【原】【先】【的】【杯】【子】【里】，【也】【到】【了】【一】【杯】，【也】【没】【有】【看】【蒋】【阔】，【他】【知】【道】，【这】【个】【家】【伙】，【不】【会】【有】【什】【么】【好】【问】【题】【的】
【立】【刻】【大】【步】【走】【去】，【将】【两】【个】【女】【孩】【堪】【堪】【扶】【住】。 “【燕】【子】【今】【天】【喝】【成】【了】【这】【个】【样】【子】，【还】【是】【早】【点】【开】【间】【房】【间】，【让】【她】【休】【息】【吧】。”【尹】【如】【风】【扶】【着】【夏】【颜】【夕】，【有】【些】【担】【心】【地】【说】【道】，“【你】【哪】【里】【治】【得】【了】【她】【啊】！” “【那】【怎】【么】【办】……【难】【道】【让】【燕】【子】【一】【个】【人】【待】【在】【房】【间】【里】？【我】【怕】【她】【会】【自】【己】【把】【自】【己】【摔】【进】【马】【桶】【里】【的】！”【夏】【颜】【夕】【没】【有】【好】【气】【地】【说】【道】，【不】【是】【针】【对】【尹】【如】【风】，【而】【是】
【而】【身】【边】【跟】【着】【的】【正】【是】【学】【院】【当】【中】，【四】【学】【院】【的】【长】【老】。 【他】【们】【奉】【皇】【上】【之】【命】，【特】【意】【带】【着】【这】【临】【月】【的】【皇】【帝】【来】【学】【院】【观】【比】【一】【下】【他】【们】【这】【一】【代】【天】【赋】【出】【众】【的】【弟】【子】，【顺】【便】【观】【赏】【一】【下】【学】【院】【景】【观】。 【可】【没】【想】【到】【这】【才】【刚】【过】【来】，【便】【听】【到】【了】【这】【临】【月】【帝】【王】【的】【名】【字】。 【他】【们】【想】【要】【出】【声】【提】【醒】，【奈】【何】【被】【临】【月】【帝】【王】【给】【制】【止】【了】。 【此】【时】【的】【他】【们】【只】【能】【苦】【着】【一】【张】【脸】【听】【着】。
【一】【场】【血】【雨】【腥】【风】，【虚】【空】【发】【出】【巨】【大】【的】【响】【动】。 【场】【域】【爆】【裂】【的】【声】【音】【贯】【穿】【了】【每】【个】【人】【的】【耳】【膜】。 【所】【有】【人】【只】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【被】【一】【股】【气】【浪】【高】【高】【的】【抛】【上】【虚】【空】，【耳】【膜】【嗡】【鸣】，【眼】【前】【一】【黑】，【便】【什】【么】【都】【不】【知】【道】【了】。 【虚】【空】【还】【在】【反】【转】、【翻】【滚】，【一】【片】【混】【乱】。 【不】【知】【过】【了】【多】【久】，【一】【切】【终】【于】【平】【静】【下】【来】。 【不】【知】【又】【过】【了】【多】【久】，【众】【人】【陆】【续】【苏】【醒】【过】【来】。 【他】【们】【惊】